Author: mitsu

New York, USA

New York, USA

Back in July we spent a few days in New York. We had one day in Manhattan whilst the remainder of time was spent in Larchmont. First off – can we just give a round of applause for coconut yogurt on a British Airways flight?!

Vegan Vibes, Greenwich

Vegan Vibes, Greenwich

If you’re local to Greenwich then you’ll know that the indoor market (which dates back to 1737) has been pretty vegan-friendly of late (as all of 2018 in general – yay!). Therefore it made total sense for the next vegan night market – Vegan Vibes (hosted […]

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside. Well, I’m actually not sure at which point the Thames becomes the sea but it was beachy enough for us a few of months ago. That would be Leigh-on-Sea, likely our nearest beach. (more…)

Devon

Devon

Last month we had our first trip of the year to Devon, it was only a few days but we managed to squeeze quite a lot in.

Vevolution

Vevolution

There sure is a vevolution going on, this year is STILL knocking out those new vegan products, places and events. Although they have been around since 2016, a few months ago I attended couple of Vevolution‘s ‘topics’ for the first time.

Paris, France Pt2

Paris, France Pt2

We slept pretty well which was not surprising considering all the travelling we had done the day before. Alas, we came to our final day in Paris and would be flying home that evening, but not before we had a wander around the city trying to get in as many sights as we could but in a totally leisurely moochy way 🙂 (more…)

Paris, France Pt1

Paris, France Pt1

Last month I spent a whirlwind 48 hours in Paris and was surprised (yes even this old vegan can still be astounded) by how vegan-friendly it was.

Dirty Vegan, Shoreditch

Dirty Vegan, Shoreditch

Last month I had the pleasure of testing out Dirty Bones‘ new venture Dirty Vegan – a vegan pop-up at their Shoreditch location.

L♥VE

L♥VE

Loves is back! A summary of things I have been loving recently:

Yum Bun. After trying them for the first time at Giant Robot in Canary Wharf, I sought them out in Spitalfields Market. Currently their crispy tofu bao is the only veganisable option they have but I’m praying hard that that will change.

Yum Bun, Spitalfields Market

Yum Bun, Spitalfields Market

Quorn. The chicken and smokey ham slices are finally in Sainsbury’s.

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♥ Biff’s Jerk Shack. Nothing better than seeing a solid queue for vegan burgers in The City of London.

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♥ Native Unearthed. I had a bit of a clear out of the bathroom cupboard recently and discovered a graveyard of half-used deodorants. I have never managed to find The One, but I recently purchased Native Unearthed and it seems to be doing the trick. I am also happy that it’s natural enough for my 9 year old to use (yes the hormones are kicking in and it makes me want to cry 😥 ) and got a lot of good feedback about them on Instagram.

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♥ Bombay Central. They have a seperate vegan menu, I tried a few things – chilli tofu, veg Manchurian and chilli mogo. They did all taste a bit samey so wouldn’t get that combination again but TOFU at an Indian restaurant!!

Bombay Central, Harrow

♥ Manna. I always visit at least once a year but didn’t make it at all during 2017 *sad face*. This year already got one under the belt, fingers crossed will sneak in a couple more.

 

Manna, Primrose Hill { Nachos especiales }

♥ Pomo. This is a while back now but I was very lucky to receive some homemade croissants from Sara. They were dreamy and I miss them.

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♥ Baking. After not really having any time to fit it in, I’ve started making time to bake again. And now realise just how much I’ve missed it and experimenting. This year I have joined in the Bake for Good initiative at work (employees bake at the weekend and the cakes are taken to shelters and charities on Monday morning), made 2 birthday cakes and perfected a caramel bundt recipe which has now been added to the baking section. More on playing around with homemade food colourings in an upcoming blog.

White chocolate caramel bundt cake

Phung Kay Chinese New Year Dinner 2018

Phung Kay Chinese New Year Dinner 2018

Last month I celebrated Chinese New Year for the first time, Mr Ikeda has Chinese heritage and whilst Chinese food is probably his favourite we have never actively taken part in celebrations. Well, thanks to Phung Kay that is all about to change.